The Gist: the health benefits of ginger, Matthew Dicks tells a story.

Is Ginger Tasty Medicine? Or Just Tasty?

Is Ginger Tasty Medicine? Or Just Tasty?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Sept. 30 2015 6:10 PM

Cred and Ginger

Maria Konnikova assesses the credibility of ginger’s health benefits. Are they B.S.?

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My ginger candy cure can’t be B.S., right?

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Listen to Episode 347 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker shares what’s she’s learned from research into ginger’s super food status. For the Spiel, hear a performance from last night’s live Gist from Moth champ and professional storyteller Matthew Dicks. He’s the author of The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, available now.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.